I've forgotten how I stumbled upon this film, but I was very surprised by what I saw. It lacks in many ways. Story, sound, character. It's a basic retelling of the mythos of Susano'o. Although, making him a more likable character. But the art!
Oh my, the art!
It's absolutely beautiful. I love animation of all kinds. I don't care where it's from, I love animation. The techniques, the history. I see on Wikipedia that when this first came out it made quite the splash in animation circles and I can see why! The scene with the dancer luring Amaterasu out of her cave, and
of Orochi drinking the sake. And the fight with Orochi was truly something to behold!
For anyone on their own journey into a love of animation I would highly recommend this film.
Fair warning there are some standard old school prejudices on display.